Under the leadership of its chairman Vince McMahon, WWE has witnessed its fair share of ups and downs. While many wrestlers have appreciated his guidance, others have had less positive experiences. One such former WWE star, Jacques Rougeau, recently shared the surprising reason behind his 30-year absence from the world of WWE.
Throughout the years, numerous accounts of wrestlers have clashed with the executive chairman of WWE. However, the fallout between Jacques Rougeau and Vince McMahon is among the most significant. The Canadian wrestler, known for his time as The Mountie, recently opened up about the incident that led him to turn his back on WWE for three decades.
Rougeau Reveals Vince McMahon Dispute
In an exclusive interview with WrestlingNews.co, Rougeau discussed the heated altercation from years ago that involved the WWE mogul. He explained, "Thirty-some years ago, I had a falling out with Vince McMahon, you know, a considerable disagreement, and I turned my back on everything in WWE.
In the last 30 years, I have not watched one wrestling show in 30 years, so I don't know the talent." Rougeau, a former WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, squarely blamed McMahon for his WWE departure. It may be surprising to learn that a wrestler would completely disengage from the world's largest professional wrestling company, but Rougeau's feelings are pretty straightforward.
The 62-year-old's aversion to WWE and McMahon has only grown stronger. "I just have a personal feeling when I see WWF or Vince. I want to get away from that," he confessed. Although this is not the first time Rougeau has spoken about his experiences with McMahon, this recent revelation sheds light on the nature of their relationship and how it deteriorated over time.
While Rougeau's story is unique, it serves as a reminder that even in the high-stakes world of professional wrestling, personal conflicts can have long-lasting impacts on careers and lives.